Skip to comments.Homeschooling in Hampton Roads...The Big Story
Posted on 06/04/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice
(Note: this article is centered on Norfolk because I'm an "Examiner" there. But it's of interest to anyone concerned about homeschooling, Common Core Curriculum, or education generally.)--
Thirty years ago, when homeschooling began in earnest, families faced relentless legal pressure. Some of them conducted secret classes in their basement. Typically, lawsuits against homeschoolers alleged educational neglect and truancy.
Homeschooling could be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, especially if one had to defend against legal charges. What motivated people to attempt this unknown and risky innovation? Homeschooling parents had two major concerns about the public schools: disparagement of religious values and/or decline in educational quality.
The Education Establishment scoffed at both criticisms. When John Dewey and his fellow ideologues laid out a blueprint for transforming public schools, one major goal was to reduce the role of parents. Imagine the shock when mere parents dared to meddle in classroom matters.
As for quality, progressive educators were united in wanting to create a more cooperative child and a more collectivist society. Academic achievement was no longer the primary goal. Parents were supposed to accept a dumbed-down, secular school.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Is it due to ignorance or hubris that you can’t find
anything worth posting here other than material you
claim to have written yourself?
Yeah, with the exception of the "Washington Examiner," all the other "Examiners" are usually regurgitated MSM articles. The writers are unpaid stringers looking to make a name for themselves. Good catch on this one.
Of course, I did write it myself. Took several days. Just the links in the article would take you hours to read. It’s highly original and I’m very proud of it. I think I’m one of the best allies that homeschooling has, because I’m trying to make a case for diversity in education that the general public can readily accept.
(I cannot, by the way, submit anything to Examiner that exists elsewhere.)
A homeschooling official in my area, who helped me with the research, sent me this comment: “I think the article is great and makes your point very clearly and accurately from a homeschool perspective.”
Editor of VaRight.com said: “Bruce D. Price is one of the nations leading authorities on Improving Education. Bruce is a thorn in the side of the Education Establishment and has become known for his honest, straightforward attacks on our failed education system. His logic and ability to point out the blatant stupidity within the system have not exactly endeared him to the guardians of our failed education system, which is why I find Bruce to be a much needed and welcomed voice in fixing the country.
You have missed the point.
It seems you are only here to promote your own material.
Is that clearer?
The number of homeschooled students continues to increase every year, and will continue to do so.
I don't know what the battle is like in Virginia, but if homeschoolers are losing there, the more dedicated ones will relocate, if necessary.